Outdoor and Recreation

Hunting season kicks off in Montana

Friday, August 30, 2013
Hunting season kicks off in Montana The hunting season is set to kick off in Montana. Upland game birds, which include grouse and turkey, can be hunted beginning Sept. 1; bighorn sheep archery season starts Sept. 5; and archery season for deer, elk, antelope, black bears, wolves and mountain lions begins Sept. 7. Hunters are reminded to observe safe fire practices early this season. "Hunters have an especially big responsibility to be fire conscious," said Ron ...
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Nevada Apprentice Hunter License perfect for those looking to start the sport

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nevada Apprentice Hunter License perfect for those looking to start the sport Hunting can be an expensive sport, especially for someone who is just starting out. A hunter has buy a gun, a license and stamps for their license, not to mention attend hunter safety class and purchase all the other gear that goes with hunting.  All that goes into starting to hunt can be daunting and could steer some people away from picking up the hobby. However, Nevada has created a solution for that problem. "Hunting is a gr ...
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Illinois names areas for pheasant hunting

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Illinois names areas for pheasant hunting The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently released the site where residents will be allowed to hunt pheasant across the state next year. The department noted that 19 locations will be open for hunters to bag pheasants next year, 15 of which are operated by the state agency, while the other four are public-private partnerships with the department and T. Miller Inc. "The controlled pheasant hunting program provides an upland game ...
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Bear hunting seminar to be held in Vermont

Monday, July 1, 2013
Bear hunting seminar to be held in Vermont The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently announced that it will be holding a free seminar on August 17. The seminar is titled Getting Started in Bear Hunting.  The department is looking to educate hunters on not only staying safe while hunting bears but also ways to be more successful. John Pellegrini, hunter education training coordinator for the Fish & Wildlife Department, said bears can be a hard animal to hunt, b ...
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Apps available offering outdoor activities in Iowa

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Apps available offering outdoor activities in Iowa Do you want to know where to find information on outdoor activities in Iowa? Well, there are apps for that.  State officials recently announced that two new mobile apps will help residents find outdoor activities. One is the Iowa State Parks & Recreation Guide, which allows users to learn more about the offerings of Iowa's many state parks and upcoming events. The other app was developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Reso ...
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25 best bird hunting towns named

Monday, June 3, 2013
25 best bird hunting towns named Pheasantblog.org recently released its list of the 25 Best Bird Hunting Towns in America. The list stretches from Alabama to Alaska and primarily features towns in the Midwest. While last year's list was predominantly focused on where to find the best pheasant hunting, this year's list also included multiple species of quail, prairie grouse and some forest birds. "The main criterion was to emphasize areas capable of providing multiple spec ...
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June is Great Outdoors Month

Thursday, May 30, 2013
June is Great Outdoors Month June has always been a time to celebrate the outdoors, but this year it is official. President Barack Obama, along with governors from 40 states, have proclaimed that June is Great Outdoors Month. Whether Americans are celebrating in their backyard or with a trek across the country, the proclamations encourage families to get outside and enjoy themselves.  When President Bill Clinton was in office in 1998, he began Great Outdoors Wee ...
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Hunting debate lively in Weston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hunting debate lively in Weston, Massachusetts The debate is lively whether or not to prohibit hunting in Weston, Massachusetts as experts are weighing in on the controversy.  Last year, Weston opened five areas for bow hunters, according to Boston.com. Now a proposal has been put forth to outlaw hunting on public land. Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, told the news source that he is ...
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Hunters preparing for Minnesota turkey season

Monday, April 15, 2013
Hunters preparing for Minnesota turkey season As turkey hunting season draws near, hunters are getting ready for what is expected to be a big turnout. And the turkeys are already showing off, despite a somewhat slow arrival of spring. "They are strutting and gobbling already," Tom Glines of Coon Rapids, senior regional director for the National Wild Turkey Federation, told the Star Tribune. "They're doing their thing, rain or shine.'' Glines added that a turkey's reproductive ac ...
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Hunting numbers increasing in Alabama

Monday, April 15, 2013
Hunting numbers increasing in Alabama According to a recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of licensed hunters in Alabama has increased over the last five years.  While some hunters are upset over recent changes, which eliminate the fall turkey hunting season in Alabama, the numbers are still on the rise. The report showed that hunting license sales increased 9 percent from 2007 to 2011. While most states are seeing declines in the number of hunte ...
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